Tamika Heiden

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Tamika Heiden, PhD, is the Principal of Knowledge Translation Australia Pty Ltd. She has more than a decade of career experience as a researcher and research manager in the fields of health, sport and medical research that began with a sports science degree and a PhD in biomechanics. She has a certification in knowledge translation from the University of Toronto, is an Adjunct Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia, and has a formal partnership with SickKids Hospital in Toronto.

Tamika’s national and international work brings together researchers and research users to share, create and translate knowledge for the betterment of society. She has worked with many government and non-government organizations to facilitate high-level overviews and strategic thinking—particularly relevant to the Australian research funding landscape—where she gave evidence to the Senate Committee enquiry for the Medical Research Future Fund.

Tamika has shared her knowledge with a variety of audiences at conferences and symposiums, run workshops, been published in numerous professional and academic journals, and been involved in the development of knowledge translation strategies at the organizational and project levels.